My Gunny Lost His NVG’s in Iraq – Blamed and Punished Whole Unit

When I was in Iraq, our Gunny lost his NVG’s (night vision goggles). Guess who got in trouble? Everyone below the rank of Gunny…  In the middle of the desert, everyone had to dump their gear and wait for hours while SNCO’s searched our belongings.  All operations were halted.  The NVG’s were never found. Everyone continued to get fucked with for the next couple of days. The gunny “Gunnery Sergeant Alston” (also involved in the drowning at MCRD Camp Pendleton a few years back) was never punished.

It is my belief he should not only be punished for losing his equipment, but also be punished for abusing his authority and blaming his WHOLE ENTIRE UNIT instead of taking responsibility for his own actions.

As far as I have seen, this is what the majority of the leadership in the Marine Corps consists of.

Submitted by: Civilian

  • Owen Kennedy

    Had a similar thing happen while training at 29 Palms. a staff sgt “borrowed” someone elses NVGs without that person knowing, that other person (a cpl) duly reported that his NVGs were missing (4 hours after the staff sgt borrowed them). All training stopped, we spent 3 days searching the desert for these NVGs until some bright spark had the idea to do a company wide inventory of NCGs, low and behold, the missing NVGs were in the staff sgts dump pouch. He then put the cpl on duty for the entirety of christmas leave. 

    • http://www.iHateTheUSMC.com Civilian

      Wow what an asshole! Somebody needs to burn this guy

  • Owen Kennedy

    Had a similar thing happen while training at 29 Palms. a staff sgt “borrowed” someone elses NVGs without that person knowing, that other person (a cpl) duly reported that his NVGs were missing (4 hours after the staff sgt borrowed them). All training stopped, we spent 3 days searching the desert for these NVGs until some bright spark had the idea to do a company wide inventory of NCGs, low and behold, the missing NVGs were in the staff sgts dump pouch. He then put the cpl on duty for the entirety of christmas leave. 

    • http://www.iHateTheUSMC.com Civilian

      Wow what an asshole! Somebody needs to punch that SNCO in the nuts with lead hulk hands.